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Space superiority remains vital to national security

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Carlin Leslie Gen. William Shelton reviews his notes before testifying April 3, 2014, in front of the House Armed Services Committee subcommittee on strategic forces, in Washington, D.C. Shelton is the Air Force Space Command commander, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. Gen. William Shelton, the†commander of†Air Force Space Command, highlighted…

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Fourth AEHF protected communications satellite begins integration months ahead of schedule

The fourth Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite produced by Lockheed Martin is taking shape after early deliveries of its payload and propulsion core. AEHF-4, expected to launch in 2017, will enable the constellation to reach full operational capability.

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Northrop Grumman ships payload module two months early for AEHF satellite

Northrop Grumman Corporation continued its record of shipping Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite payload modules ahead of schedule when the fourth arrived Feb. 11, nearly two months early, at Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Sunnyvale, Calif., AEHF system prime contractor.

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Increased space, cyber threats top concerns for AF Space Command

Gen. William L. Shelton, Commander of Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., addresses Air Force Association Members during the Pacific Air and Space Symposium in Los Angeles, Calif., Nov. 21, 2013. Shelton discussed the importance of space and cyberspace operations and the foundational capability they provide to our nation and joint military…

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Lockheed Martin GPS III successfully communicates With GPS constellation

Lockheed Martin photograph Lockheed Martin’s GPS III Non-Flight Satellite Testbed, a full-sized, functional GPS III satellite prototype, now at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., recently communicated via cross-links with Air Force flight-like hardware simulators for the GPS IIR, GPS IIR-M, and GPS IIF satellites, which make up the bulk of the current GPS satellite…


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Raytheon advanced military GPS system achieves 2,000th domestic and international delivery milestone

Posted  September 27, 2013

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Raytheon has delivered its 2,000th Miniaturized Airborne GPS Receiver 2000. Three variants of the MAGR 2000 family of products are currently in service aboard 20 types of fixed-wing and rotary-wing platforms across 16 countries, with a well-established record of excellent performance and reliability. The current MAGR 2000-S24 greatly improves navigation accuracy and…

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Satellite prototype successfully integrated with ground control segment

Posted  September 27, 2013

The prototype for Lockheed Martin’s next generation GPS III satellite reached a major milestone on August 30 when it successfully established remote connectivity and communicated with the GPS Next Generation Operational Control System.

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Near Infrared Camera Integrated into space telescope

Posted  April 11, 2014

Lockheed Martin and the University of Arizona have delivered the primary imaging instrument of the James Webb Space Telescope to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. The new Near Infrared Camera, or NIRCam, has been successfully integrated within the heart of the telescope, known as the Integrated Science Instrument Module. The integration completes the suite of…

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DOD contractors to get new whistleblower protections

Posted  June 28, 2013

Beginning July 1, whistleblowers working for Defense Department subcontractors will begin receiving protection against reprisals through a new law intended to better protect those who expose possible wrongdoing. In addition, as part of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013, contractors who report suspected waste, fraud and abuse within their company rather than…

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TRICARE expands assistance to reduce

Posted  April 12, 2013

The Defense Department is committed to helping troops, their families and all beneficiaries of the TRICARE health care plan reduce their reliance on tobacco products, a TRICARE official said here today. During an interview with American Forces Press Service and the Pentagon Channel, Paul Fitzpatrick, TRICARE’s “Quit Tobacco” program manager, said TRICARE has increased tobacco…

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Boeing Phantom Phoenix small satellites reduce manufacturing, mission costs

Posted  April 12, 2013

Boeing photograph Boeing is developing a family of small satellite prototypes, called Phantom Phoenix, that can quickly and affordably be manufactured and configured for specific missions. Boeing is developing a family of small satellite prototypes, called Phantom Phoenix, that can quickly and affordably be manufactured and configured for specific missions. Sharing a common architecture, flight…

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Greeting visiting students

Posted  April 26, 2013

Fifty one volunteers welcomed 156 middle school boys and girls to Mclean Lab, during the 2013 Young Engineers and Scientists! conference April 20 at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, China Lake, Calif.

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LAAFB Celebrates 2013 Earth Day

Posted  April 26, 2013

Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., celebrated Earth Day with displays to educate base personnel about green or eco-friendly businesses and organizations, and promote greater involvement of in local sustainability initiatives. Event highlights included: – E-waste recycling for proper disposal of old, unused TVs, laptops, computer towers and monitors, gaming consoles, etc. – A shredding…

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Base upgrading building HVAC units

Posted  April 26, 2013

Courtesy photograph Workers secure a heating and air conditioning unit for removal, April 20. Workers removed air conditioning and handling units from the roof of a building on Los Angeles AFB, April 20. Four HVAC units were replaced as part of a Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning refurbishment project. Each of the units weighs approximately…

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Army scientists scout energy solutions for the battlefield

Posted  April 26, 2013

What if scientists and engineers could scavenge energy for warfighters, like bottom feeders scavenge in the ocean? The U.S. Army Research Laboratory, or ARL, along with the Army science and technology community, is pursuing novel technology aspects of the Army’s Operational Energy Strategy. Energy Scavenging is just one way ARL experts are getting more from…

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